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Click links below for details about our 2020-21 return to school plan and a related FAQ document.
Superintendent announces adjustment to school reopening plan
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unusual journey as we prepare to launch the school year. We believe our Hybrid model of instruction provides a strong academic experience for both in-person and remote learning. However, due to the complexities of launching this schedule, it has become necessary to proceed with launching Fully Remote livestream learning for all students on Aug. 17 and delaying the in-person/Hybrid model until Sept. 8. Reasons for this include the following:
Our goal is to launch our in-person/Hybrid model on Sept. 8. You may review our Fully Remote and Hybrid models here.
Also, please review our FAQ regarding the 2020-21 school year and draft IHSA guidance for sports seasons. When the final IHSA plan is approved, the modified fall sports season will begin regardless of the instructional model we are deploying.
While this is an adjustment to our plan, know that we are very confident with the features and options provided by our robust technology infrastructure. Teachers can livestream lessons and have the ability for all students to collaborate in Zoom breakout rooms. With iPads, Zoom, Schoology and other tools Glenbard has a complete digital classroom. Teacher-led instruction is provided according to the following schedule:
|GLENBARD FULLY REMOTE SCHEDULE|
|Period 1: 7:30-8:40||Period 1: 7:30-8:40||Period 1: 7:30-8:10
Period 2: 8:20-9:00
|Period 6: 7:30-8:40||Period 6: 7:30-8:40|
|Period 2: 8:45-9:55||Period 2: 8:45-9:55||Period 3: 9:10-9:50
Period 4: 10:00-10:40
|Period 7: 8:45-9:55||Period 7: 8:45-9:55|
|Period 3: 10:00-11:10||Period 3: 10:00-11:10||Period 5: 10:50-11:30
Period 6: 11:40-12:20
|Period 8: 10:00-11:10||Period 8: 10:00-11:10|
|Period 4: 11:15-12:25||Period 4: 11:15-12:25||Period 7: 12:30-1:10
Period 8: 1:20-2:00
|Period 5: 11:15-12:25||Period 5: 11:15-12:25|
|Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 1:00-2:25: Students participate in additional learning activities via Schoology, attend teacher office hours, complete homework as assigned.
Zero hour does not meet at a specific time and these courses have learning activities available via Schoology.
David F. Larson, Ed.D.
Recording of school webinars re: return to school
Each of our high schools hosted a webinar about our return to school plan. You may watch a recording of the webinar at the links below.
To offer feedback on the plan, use the Feedback Form.
Return to school webinar slideshow and video
Principals to host family webinar re: return to school
This week, each of our principals will host a webinar designed to educate families about our return to school model of instruction for the fall semester. Details about the webinar, including a link to the webinar, are in the news feed on each high school’s website and at each school’s link below.
The webinars will be hosted at 6 p.m. on the following dates:
East – July 28
North – July 28
South – July 29
West – July 29
A copy of the presentation is here. Each webinar will be recorded each evening and a link to the recording will be shared with families after the webinar ends.
Helpful information to review prior to the webinar includes:
Families may choose Fully Remote or Hybrid model July 27 – Aug. 2
Starting on July 27, families should follow the steps below to log into PowerSchool and choose either our return to school Hybrid model or Fully Remote model. The deadline to choose is Aug. 2.
Follow these steps to indicate your choice:
Be sure to note the following important dates related to return to school:
Superintendent shares Restore Illinois Phase 4 School Day Plan
Dear D87 Parents and Guardians,
I trust that you have been able to enjoy this summer despite the many challenges caused by the pandemic crisis. Many thanks for your patience and support as we have navigated through a challenging opening of the school year planning process due to slow, inconsistent and sometimes confusing guidelines and mandates distributed by state agencies.
After a careful and intentional design process, we are confident that the D87 Restore Illinois Phase Four 4 School Day Plan will meet the needs of all students and families. See the D87 Restore Illinois Phase Four 4 School Day Plan and FAQ. The plan includes the following strengths and advantages:
Parents and guardians of each D87 high school will have the opportunity to hear an overview of the plan in a webinar format at the following times:
Glenbard East – Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.
Glenbard North – Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m.
Glenbard South – Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m.
Glenbard West – Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m.
Directions or Transition programs – it is recommended that you join one of the webinars listed above. Directions Principal Raquel Wilson or Transition Supervisor Dawn Langdon will contact you separately to gather input/feedback on the 2020-21 plan.
After the plan is reviewed during the webinar, there will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to submit questions and ideas that will help in future planning and additions to the FAQ.
Your principal will send a follow-up email with access information for your school’s webinar.
August 2 – Deadline for Fully Remote Option students/families to notify district
August 10 – Teachers Return
August 17 – First Day for Students
We understand the difficult decisions, adjustments and sacrifices that everyone needs to make as we face down the pandemic. We appreciate your support and understanding. We will get through this together.
David F. Larson, Ed.D.
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